Stone Bank School

Reaching Out, December 11, 2015

Project Linus 2016

Stone Bank School's participation in Project Linus will take place after school in February. All Students (K-8) wishing to help with polar fleece blanket making are invited. We have not yet set the date, but are aware that there are amazing polar fleece sales this time of the year. Whether or not your student is interested in helping to participate in the making of the blankets, your donation of polar fleece is very much appreciated. Please consider purchasing and bringing in your polar fleece to the school office any time. Each blanket is made with 2 - 1 and 1/2 yard sections of fleece. Students will be asked to donate 1 and 1/2 yards of polar fleece to the blanket project.

19th Annual Stone Bank Community Tree Lighting

This year the Stone Bank Tree Lighting will be on Saturday, December 12th at 6:00pm. Santa Claus will arrive about 6:15pm to greet the kids and will stay about an hour.

The community tree is located North of Kuhtz's behind the parking lot. There will be hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone to enjoy. The music students from Stone Bank School will be signing Christmas carols before and after the tree is lit. Come and enjoy an evening out while we enter the holiday season.

Donations Needed

Stone Bank School's student council would like to invite the community to donate items to the Scharff family (Brandi Scharff, Grade 8). The Scharff's will be traveling to Peru during the holiday's to "bring" Christmas to an orphanage and a nearby village. Thank you to all the families who have already donated!!!! The only items still needed are: White T-shirts, adult medium. There will be a box in Sra. Hoffman's room (307) for donations.

Middle School Math Students

This month the Middle School Math students have been busy making a Geomoe Tree made of Origami, Mobius strip garland and translation graphs.

Coaches Needed

The Stone Bank Athletic Department is looking to fill a 5th grade Boys Basketball coaching position along with a Cheerleading Coach position. Both positions start January 4th and conclude March 12th. For more information, please contact Mr. Dan Green at

Gold Star Standard Writers for the month of November

The shinning stars in 6th grade were Calandra Diorio, Jack Justice, Trenton Krogmann, Kevin McNeil, Ellie Miels, Christopher Norcross, and Kat Weber. 7th graders were Olivia Bartman, Joe Brack, Abby Dambeck, Hunter Dichristopher, Ethan Fischer, Zack Graham, Aidan Kennedy, Riley Klokow, Caden Oglan, Jacob Parsons, Sam Schlinsock, Carah Windisch, and Alexxa Vassar.

Congratualtions to all!

Ultimate Christmas Party

Please join us after school in the Stone Bank School Commons for a free Christmas celebration grades 5K-5th grade. The event is hosted by Debby Oury and a team of trained teachers. Call 262-361-4109 for more information or visit the attached link for signup and registration:

Game Night

Many Stone Bank students and their parents attended the GT Game Night and Parents Evening. This was organized by the Arrowhead Area Gifted and Talented Coordinators on Thursday, November 19th at Richmond School. This was an opportunity for highly able and motivated students as well as their parents where the students were able to play strategy and thinking games as the parents attended discussions with the speakers. AHS students ran the games with the students and the parents and leaders had discussions on: The Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck, Introverts by Susan Cain and a common GT issue: Perfectionism.

Art Immersion

Four Stone Bank Students were selected to attend an Art Immersion day at UW-Whitewater. This program provides students a day to watch a UWW play (Radium Girls), talk with the actors, and then participate in art, music and drama breakout sessions run by college students and professors. Jamilah Arabiyat , Olivia Bartman, Abby Dambeck and Riley Klokow were chosen because of their high interest and aptitude in the fine arts by the Stone Bank Fine Arts teachers and GT Coordinator, Mrs. Harmeyer.
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Center for Talent Development

Parents: You may be interested in your 3rd-8th grade child take advantage of NUMATS if your child demonstrates advanced aptitude in verbal or math reasoning, consistently demonstrates a high level of performance on demanding coursework or often requests more challenging academic experiences. NUMATS is above grade level testing program that offers EXPLORE, ACT and SAT to students in grades 3-9. These are internationally recognized measures of academic ability. When highly able students take tests meant for older students, instruction can be better adapted to meet their needs, and academic growth can be measured with greater accuracy. The benefits of NUMATS: academic planning and resource options based on test scores, education about GT programs, opportunities to participate in online opportunities with other gifted students and test taking experience.

Please refer to or call 846-491-3782 ext. 3 to register your child for NUMATS. If you have any questions or concerns about NUMATS, please contact Brigid Harmeyer, GT Coordinator at

Food Drive

Thank you to the Stone Bank families and students for donating so generously to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The North Lake Food Pantry picked up over 1,000 food items on November 21.

The Eighth graders won the Pizza party with over 400 items donated. The Sixth grade brought in more than 300 items and the Seventh grade donated over 125 items. Sixth and Seventh graders will receive either an ice cream sandwich or a icee pop for their participation.

Weekly Planner

Monday, December 14

· Mad Science 2:35pm-3:35pm

Tuesday, December 15

· 4K holiday program 9:45am and 1:30pm

· Winter concert ~ 5th grade, Band and Middle School Chorus 7th and 8th graders 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 16

· 3rd grade Field trip, First Stage 10:45am-2:15pm

Thursday, December 17

· Bagels with buds, 7:00am, $1.00 for a bagel with topping; $.50 for juice or hot chocolate with whipped topping

· 7:15am Policy meeting

· Geography Bee 8:30am-10:00am

Friday, December 18

*Ugly/Unique Sweater Day

Monday, December 21

· Board of Education meeting 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 22

Christmas Vacation December 23 thru January 1

Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year!!